GENERAL VALLEY NEWS
POLICE IN SULTAN TO USE NEW SURVEILLANCE CAMERAS
September 30, 2008
(SULTAN, WA) -- Sultan Mayor Carolyn Eslick announced today the City will soon begin purchasing surveillance cameras and other technology funded through an $117,000 grant from the Federal Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) Program.
“The surveillance cameras will be more eyes for the Police Officers” said Interim Police Chief Rick Hawkins, said Interim Police Chief Rick Hawkins. “Two of the cameras will be portable to the station in problem or at risk areas around the community.”
The grant will also pay for new computers and modems for patrol cars that will allow police officers to connect to the dispatch center and receive crucial information while on patrol.
The COPS Program is a Federal Program that promotes advancement and the practice of community policing as an effective strategy in communities’ efforts to improve public safety. Congressman Rick Larsen’s (D) efforts to secure community policing funding for Sultan were key to Sultan’s efforts in obtaining the grant..